Hollywood Unknowns: A History of Extras, Bit Players, and Stand-ins (Hardback)

Anthony Slide

Edité par University Press of Mississippi, 2012
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Extras, bit players, and stand-ins have been a part of the film industry almost from its conception. On a personal and a professional level, their stories are told in Hollywood Unknowns, the first history devoted to extras from the silent era through the present. Hollywood Unknowns discusses the relationship of the extra to the star, the lowly position in which extras were held, the poor working conditions and wages, and the sexual exploitation of many of the hardworking women striving for a place in Hollywood society. Though mainly anonymous, many are identified by name and, for perhaps the first time, receive equal billing with the stars. And Hollywood Unknowns does not forget the bit players, stand-ins, and doubles, who work alongside the extras facing many of the same privations. Celebrity extras, silent stars who ended their days as extras, or members of various ethnic groups--all gain a deserved luster in acclaimed film writer Anthony Slide s prose. Chapters document the lives and work of extras from the 1890s to the present. Slide also treats such subjects as the Hollywood Studio Club, Central Casting, the extras in popular literature, and the efforts at unionization through the Screen Actors Guild from the 1930s onwards. Slide chronicles events such as John Barrymore s walking off set in the middle of the day so the extras could earn another day s wages, and Cecil B. DeMille s masterful organizing of casts of thousands in films such as Cleopatra. Through personal interviews, oral histories, and the use of newly available archival material, Slide reveals in Hollywood Unknowns the story of the men, women, and even animals that completed the scenes on the silver screen. N° de réf. du libraire

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Synopsis : The untold tale of the men and women who helped create some of Hollywood's greatest films - the extras. Extras, "bit" players, and stand-ins have been a part of the film industry almost from its conception. On a personal and a professional level, their stories are told in Hollywood Unknowns, the first history devoted to extras from the silent era through the present. This volume discusses the relationship of the extra to the star, the lowly position in which extras were held, the poor working conditions and wages, and the sexual exploitation of many of the hardworking women striving for a place in Hollywood society. Though mainly anonymous, many are identified by name and, for perhaps the first time, receive equal billing with the stars. Through personal interviews, oral histories, and the use of newly available archival material, "Slide" reveals the story of the men, women, and even animals that completed the scenes on the silver screen.

A propos de l'auteur: Anthony Slide is an independent film scholar, a former associate archivist for the American Film Institute, and resident film historian of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science.

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Titre : Hollywood Unknowns: A History of Extras, Bit...
Éditeur : University Press of Mississippi
Date d'édition : 2012
Reliure : Hardback
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